but I'm still plugging along. I know I haven't posted much lately, but that's probably the way it's going to be for a while. My scrap room is now packed up :( Very hard for me. Although, I am keeping out my extremely full rolling bag, which will go to my mom's with me, so I'm not completely without goodies to occupy my time. I also have my SEI kit and some Sweet N Sassy stamps waiting for me at her house, so yeah. Last night I actually got out some of my images that my wonderful SBS4 Secret Sis Kelly sent. I happily colored along to American Idol and Hell's Kitchen. I didn't get around to making any cards with them, but it was nice to play with my scrappy supplies for a little while.
We took an official day off from packing yesterday. Mike's work had a goodbye lunch for him yesterday at Claim Jumper, so the boys and I tagged along. His co-workers are so nice and I know it's going to be hard for Mike to leave such wonderful people. They even chipped in to buy us a gas card to help with the trip up. Very thoughtful and very appreciated!
After lunch, I took the boys over for one last trip to Victoria Gardens. For those not in CA, it's a huge outdoor mall that has a little bit of everything. We did all of the boys favorites: played on the playground, rode the train, had Ben & Jerry's and then I let the boys put on their swim suits and splash in the huge fountain area they have. They had a blast. Brendan didn't even make it out of the parking lot before he crashed. This was about 4 and he didn't wake up until almost 7--LOL!
Now today we'll be back to packing. I am taking the kids to play with some friends this afternoon though. I'm trying to break up all the packing with fun things for them to try and keep this move as stress free as possible for them. Not working for me though. I am completely stressed and look around not having a clue where to begin. I packed up the easy stuff: scrap room, crystal and china, decorations. Now I don't know where to go next. Plus we're having a garage sale Saturday and we still have to get carpet put in the hallway and scrap room and rock in the front yard. Not to mention patching and painting and all that good stuff. Thank goodness Mike's last day of work is tomorrow and he'll be home the rest of the time.
Since I have no new stuff to share, here's some cards I made as a gift for my mom a while back. They use the Floral Elements stamp set and were originally inspired by Kathi (stamp set/cards) and my friend Shawna (colors). Colors are Twilight, Blush and Chocolate. The template was a 10 from 1 I got from one of the CTMH consultants, I think Nanci H, but I'm not sure. It was a year, if not two years ago I made these, so my brain isn't that great--LOL. I can see now looking at them just how uneven my background stamping was, but that's ok, they look handmade :)